I've been low sugar for a while. The longer you do it the easier it is as your tastes change. Yesterday I opened a tin of tomato soup someone had given me and it was inedible because it was so sugary. I then checked on the ingredients and saw that after tomatoes, sugar was the next most plentiful ingredient. I know (from living in Italy) that a little sugar with cooked tomatoes can help to neutralise the acidity (at least tastewise) but that soup was ridiculous.
Some people offer me cakes and I almost always decline. Even vegan ones. The sweetness that I know is coming feels a bit overwhelming so I'd rather not.
Hot tip when eating/snacking out: find someone to share your cake or dessert with and cut your piece in half and give it to them. Even if you want to have some more it's gone. It's a bit harder in 'private' social occasions. If it happens once that someone continually tries to press me to eat something, I'll let it go. If it happens again I'll have a heart to heart with them. It goes like this. "I appreciate your company and your lovely hospitality. Please don't measure my friendship by how much I eat. I enjoy being your friend completely independently of whether we are eating or not. So please allow me to choose what I put on my plate and how much, and respect that choice."
Funnily enough I do know 2 people somewhat addicted to broccoli! I suppose my current addiction is tempeh, as in it's what I turn to every day for lunch if I'm at home. Though I can manage without it if I'm on the road.
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